An Indian staff is ready to go up towards a Pakistan staff come September, away in Namibia. Across the time the Asia Cup takes place – most probably within the UAE – Cricket Namibia will host the four-team World T20 Namibia collection, with Bengal [from India], a consultant Lahore Qalandars facet [from Pakistan], and a South African home facet.
Bengal have confirmed their participation, and Qalandars have agreed in precept, with a South African facet prone to be named quickly. ESPNcricinfo understands that some logistical niggles want ironing out earlier than the ultimate go-ahead.
The chance to play towards a staff that will probably be collaborating within the 2022 T20 World Cup can be priceless for the Bengal gamers, Debabrata Das, Cricket Affiliation of Bengal joint secretary, stated.
“The broadcasters for the event got here earlier than our president [Avishek Dalmiya] and invited us. We took the chance to play six-seven video games earlier than the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy [India’s domestic T20 tournament for men], as a result of we will get to play towards a World Cup staff,” Das instructed ESPNcricinfo. “The ambition is that there are a number of younger gamers who’re taking part in in native cricket in Bengal and performing fantastically with respect to T20s. So we’re sending principally these younger guys in order that we will make our staff for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
“The staff we’re sending overseas, this can be a new staff. We wish to see how they play, how they sort out this event.”
For Namibia, it will likely be an opportunity to finetune their preparations for the T20 World Cup, to be held in Australia in October-November. On the 2021 T20 World Cup within the UAE, Namibia completed fifth in Group 2 after making it from the preliminary spherical to the Tremendous 12 stage. Namibia will play an ODI tri-series in Papua New Guinea after this T20 event earlier than leaving for Australia, the place they’re grouped with Sri Lanka, Netherlands and UAE within the first spherical.
There was little or no consultant cricket between home sides from India and Pakistan in recent times.
Previous to that, between 2006 and 2008, the Nissar Trophy – a four-day first-class competitors between the winners of the Ranji Trophy and the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy – was performed. However the competitors was scrapped after three editions.
with inputs from Umar Farooq Kalson